As America looks forward to putting an end to Coronavirus lockdown, life as we have known it will not happen without guidelines for safe behavior.
- Will everyone have to wear a mask, or only people who interact with the public? Will Americans of a certain age be advised to stay at home longer?
- Who will have to be tested and where?
- How will restaurants, take-out shops and bars protect workers and customers?
- Will there be new rules for public transportation—especially crucial in high-density areas like the Northeast corridor?
Despite the President’s tweeting on Monday that the reopening of the economy is his decision alone to make, Mr. Trump will “help the country more, and gain more politically, by clearly explaining his own strategy for reopening,” argues the WSJ.
Even in an election year, this shouldn’t be about who gets the credit for reopening. The public wants to go back to work, but it wants to know how to do so safely.
Mr. Trump and the governors can both get credit if they do it the right way.